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Bulls eye
I held this mantis a few weeks ago and it had tiny, stubby little wings and a turned up spiky tail. When it returned to my garden I was amazed to see the beautiful markings on its full sized wings.
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Mazda_Man  [Sep 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM]
Now you can see the benefit of the DoF given by bridge and compacts for macro shots. At f4.5 with my macro lens very little would be in focus.
One little compositional matter Cheryl, it is generally better perceived by viewers' eyes, when space is left ahead for the mantis to be able (metaphorically) move into.
Super shot nevertheless
CherylAE  [Sep 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM]
SteveT  [Sep 25, 2014 at 07:40 PM]
I agree with Frank very nice image
Beermonsta  [Sep 25, 2014 at 08:22 PM]
A very good image of the Mantis, the colours and detail in its back are super. I would like to see the head being a bit sharper but still a very good image.
CherylAE  [Sep 25, 2014 at 10:00 PM]
Thank you for your comments
Photojunkie  [Sep 30, 2014 at 02:38 AM]
What a fab Bug! Would have loved to see it as a 'babe' !